Von der Leyen ordered to quit as ‘European empire’ slammed for ‘criminal’ intransigence

EU: James Whale slams 'empire' run by 'useless people'

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In a tirade at the European Commission’s threat to block the export of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Britain, TalkRADIO host James Whale said “they should all get the boot” including Ursula von der Leyen and called for the formation of a new European alliance led by Britain. Following the temporary suspension of the vaccine in a number of European Union states, he stressed the EU have “wasted” the AstraZeneca vaccine so “it’s no use anymore”. Co-host Ash Gould added that scientists should investigate how many people have died as a result of the temporary suspension.

James Whale said: “They’ve wasted the AstraZeneca vaccine.

“They’ve left it so it’s no use anymore.”

Show co-host Ash Gould called on scientists to “work out how many people in the EU have died because if this intransigence.”

Mr Whale added European leaders behind the AstraZeneca suspension “should all get the boot” as the bloc was already suffering severe delays to its vaccine rollout programme.

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Mr Whale went on to call for European Commission President von der Leyen to quit and labelled the European Union as an “empire run by a stuffy bunch of miserable useless people”.

He added that the formation of a new European alliance could be an answer to the chaos.

On the idea, he said: “Britain could invite all those Eureapon countries who’ve got the same kind of economy as ours.

“But you can keep your own cash you don’t have to join a single currency.”

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The news comes as Ursula von der Leyen attempted to block AstraZeneca exports to the UK unless it gets ‘a fair share’.

The European Commission President warned countries who had been more successful in rolling out jabs could see their supply of vaccines from the continent cut.

Ministers in Britain have reacted with outrage at the behaviour of the EU.

Earlier the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab labelled the move as ‘brinkmanship’.

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Ms von der Leyen’s remarks came after multiple EU countries suspended the use of the Oxford-developed AstraZeneca jab over concerns of blood clots.

The temporary ban came despite reassurances from the European Medicine Agency and the World Health Organisation that blood clots were not caused by the vaccine.

The UK Government insisted the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe to use as the benefits “outweigh the risk” highlighted by European member states about potential clotting.

As of March 17, more than 25 million people in the UK have recieved a first dose of the Covid vaccine. 

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